Pymetrics Brain

Pymetrics Links Neuro- and Data Science to Streamline Applicant Screening

New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology to be at least part […]

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Investors Want More Workforce Data from Public Companies

Human Resource’s efforts to integrate itself more fully into business operations and strategy got a shot in the arm last week when an international group of institutional investors petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose information on human capital management policies, practices and performance.  The group, the Human Capital Management Coalition, […]

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HR Technology at Work

Mercer Digital Looks to be a Leading Indicator

Consulting firm Mercer has introduced Mercer Digital, which it describes as an “innovative approach to empowering organizations for the workforce and workplace of the future.” According to its web site, Mercer Digital offers “solutions across the full value chain — from digital strategy to organization design and workforce change — helping organizations move effortlessly into […]

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Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s New ‘Workplace Analytics’ Uses Office 365 Data to Measure Productivity

Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that’s largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each week, how much time they spend […]

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Microbusiness Partners

As HCM Vendors Look at SMBs, the ‘Microbusiness’ Market Remains Wide Open

The HCM technology landscape is changing rapidly to accommodate businesses with fewer and fewer employees. Although an increasing number of providers have been heading in that direction for several years, the industry is approaching the first of several tipping points that will result in tech solutions designed for companies of all sizes. We base this […]

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SHRM 17 Recap: The Coming Mobile Divide, New Opportunities in Data

SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony of eating box lunches in New […]

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Laptop Engagement

Does Your Engagement Program Leave the ‘Deskless Worker’ Behind?

With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, “lasting longer than anyone expected,” HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You’d think that the tight labor market would […]

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